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Watch My TV Interview On GO-TV – “Nutr...

I was interviewed last month by Cecilia Gutierrez, President of the Ossining Rotary Club, about nutrition and why it’s so important for children and their families. “Nutrition Factors” is currently being shown on Greater Ossining TV (GO-TV) and is also being used as an intro to a culinary nutrition program in the Ossining Public Schools. Watch it here on YouTube. I hope you enjoy...

What’s Integrative and Functional Nutrition?

As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, my practice focuses on a holistic approach to health and healing, using whole foods and and tailored nutrition supplements to help a person optimize their health. My assessments focus on finding the root causes of a person’s health problems. To do this I look at as many pieces of information or clues as possible….and then connect the dots. I look...

“Fad Diets” — Nothing New!

Do you believe it….”fad diets” have been around for almost 200 years! Food and health consciousness are not a new phenomenon. Neither is the desire to lose weight or improve digestion and elimination. It was in 1825 that Jean Brillat-Savarin introduced the low-carbohydrate diet! The low carbohydrate diet is popular again as reflected by the Paleo and Atkins diets. You might be surprised that new dieting...

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Did You Know That Your Gut Microbes Affect Your Susceptibility? If researchers from Israel are correct, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and saccharine may raise blood sugar levels. But not in everyone! Why are some people vulnerable and not others? Published in Nature, their study indicated that it’s the difference in individuals’ gut microbes which may provide the explanation. Depending on the...

Juicing – What a Difference a Generation Mak...

Not that long ago, juicers and professional blenders used to be for the “granola” crowd. With so many people juicing or making smoothies and protein shakes today, it’s hard to imagine that a generation ago it was somewhat stigmatized. In the mid-1980’s, I was a consultant to the Acme Juicer Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of Waring. My job, as a nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, was to...

Change for the Better…to Feel Better

Many things affect how easy or hard it is to change our behavior, like improving our eating habits and how we take the time to take care of ourselves. It’s not just having the knowledge of what to do. It is unfair to compare your efforts to anyone else’s “success” at making changes. Strive to do YOUR BEST to eat healthfully and have a healthy and active lifestyle. Nutritional supplements can play a supportive role to help...

Ayurveda-Ancient Teachings of Food & Healing

I’m so interested in what “the ancients” have to teach us about promoting health and wellness! In India, the healing science of Ayurveda can be traced back over 5,000 years. It’s a holistic approach and looks at the totality of a person – not just the well-being of his or her physical body, but also the balance and integrity of a person’s life force. Ayurveda sees people as energetic...